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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 12th October, 2018)

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To the old workhouse, Frog Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: kath on 12th October 2018 at 09:08

many a sad soul have passed through there

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th October 2018 at 11:21

My Uncle was in there in the early 1960s when I was 10. It was Frog Lane Hospital then but no-one ever wanted to go in as it always carried the stigma of having once been the workhouse.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th October 2018 at 13:03

I always think of my grandfather when Frog Lane is mentioned. I don't know what it was like in 1949 but that's where he died. A sad place indeed.

Comment by: Gary on 12th October 2018 at 13:04

A phrase I heard so often, from Great Uncles and Aunts - "no mother uh mine is gooin i' Frog Loan."

Comment by: DerekB on 13th October 2018 at 16:08

I remember my grandfather being transferred to Frog Lane from Billinge Hospital in 1950. The first day he was there my parents visited and immediately discharged him. I can vividly remember my dad saying "He's not stopping in here"!!

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